American City Diner

5532 Connecticut Ave NW (at Morrison St. NW)
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 244-1949



  • I always get cheese fries
  • Love the chocolate shakes!
  • Burgers or soul food is the thing to order here. Burger buns are a tad soft. Open-faced turkey plate, chicken fried steak, are also good. Best shake on the menu: cherry, in my humble opinion.
  • If you like classic diner fare, milkshakes, burgers, etc...this is the place. Breakfast is served all day, and the classic 2 eggs, home fries, and toast is just $6.75. Dinner is from 11am to 10pm.
  • Weekend mornings sit on the patio; and say Hi to Linda Pigman. My favorite waitress.
  • Breakfast in an old fashion diner.
  • The waffles and the bacon is on point
  • Neglectful servers.. What's worse!
  • The milkshakes are amazing.
  • Try the Philly steak cheese omelette awesome. Very very very friendly staff! And the egg creams are real!
  • Seriously this is the best chocolate milkshake I've had in a super long time!
  • One of the best late night spots in the city! The food is great and the milkshakes/malts are awesome!
  • Best grilled cheese and milk shakes in the country. Also good if you want breakfast anytime.
  • Very snooty people. While walking I got the biggest "I don't belong here look" and the woman at the table next me is graphically describing someone bloody broken nose. Food is great btw!
  • This place is filthy and smelled like chlorox and pee. And the food, French fries and tuna club had no flavor. Do not eat here.
  • I've been coming here for years and its awesome!!! Joyce is the best!!!!
  • Oh baby get me some Meatloaf Dinner! It's so thick and meatlofy
  • Omlelicies time for nomnom Philly Steak & Cheese Omelette.
  • Chocolate shakes are always fabulous.
  • Joyce is the best waitress, hands down! Get the 6A or spinach benedict if you go for breakfast. The chicken pot pie, stuffed peppers and meatloaf are super, too!

Nearby places

5536 Connecticut Ave, NW (btwn McKinley and Morrison)
5505 Connecticut Ave NW, #226 (Northampton St NW)
5545 Connecticut Ave NW (btwn McKinley & Morrison St NW)